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I went to Mirco-Center on Monday and pick up a refurbished RTX 2080 TI for $863 with taxes ($799.99) turns out it was EVGA FTW 3 one too!
I like the card but I don't like these 3 fan heat sinks on them. My case will not fir it mounted vertically as it's a three-slot card and my case only fits two-slot cards vertically (Corsair 4000D airflow). My cpu temps have went up from this card.
In a way, you should thank that GPU for saving you from using that vertical mount. Those are terrible for thermals, pushing the heatsink up against the glass side panel, and thus hurt performance as you start dropping to lower boost bins, all for ... letting you look at some spinning fans instead of your game? I understand appreciating hardware in and of itself, but doing so to the degree that you're needlessly harming performance is just a bad idea. It's no wonder that your CPU temps increased though, given that it's a 250W+ GPU. According to your specs here you had a 1030 before that? So you're effectively dumping 200W more heat into your case - that will make anything warmer, and no GPU cooler (other than one that exhausts its heat directly outside of the case) would change that.
 

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It's a gaming headset man, those things are suppose to work with consoles out of the box:
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You can drive 60 ohm headphones with anything.

Don't get me wrong, it sounds fine with no amp, but it sounds great/much better when I plug it in to my schiit asgard 2 on high gain. Some headphones really benefit from some juice.
 
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In a way, you should thank that GPU for saving you from using that vertical mount. Those are terrible for thermals, pushing the heatsink up against the glass side panel, and thus hurt performance as you start dropping to lower boost bins, all for ... letting you look at some spinning fans instead of your game? I understand appreciating hardware in and of itself, but doing so to the degree that you're needlessly harming performance is just a bad idea. It's no wonder that your CPU temps increased though, given that it's a 250W+ GPU. According to your specs here you had a 1030 before that? So you're effectively dumping 200W more heat into your case - that will make anything warmer, and no GPU cooler (other than one that exhausts its heat directly outside of the case) would change that.
A vertical mount is good against GPU sag. Also, I've had some weird experiences with start-stop fans making a click noise when mounted horizontally - my previous 5700 XT and current 2070 both suffer from this. If my case allowed it, I'd definitely mount my GPU vertically only because of this.
 
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A vertical mount is good against GPU sag. Also, I've had some weird experiences with start-stop fans making a click noise when mounted horizontally - my previous 5700 XT and current 2070 both suffer from this. If my case allowed it, I'd definitely mount my GPU vertically only because of this.
Hm, that's weird indeed. Sounds like some bad bearings? And yeah, it's good against sag, but then sag doesn't actually do anything bad unless it's rather extreme or you're not careful when moving the case. If I were still doing tower builds I would much rather get a GPU support than sacrifice performance and increase noise with a vertical mount. Of course some cases have their vertical mount spaced out enough for it not to be detrimental, but if it can't fit a 3-slot card that definitely isn't the case.
 
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Finally arrived.

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3 amps at 220 volts? I'd guess that blower pulls 120 watts, peak startup maybe 180
Surprise surprise.

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Thats crazy! It must sound like a turbo. Thats a cool wattmeter, too.
 
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Thats crazy! It must sound like a turbo. Thats a cool wattmeter, too.
That's kind of the point - you need a lot of air pressure for something like this to be effective. Remember, it's essentially a vacuum in reverse, and most vacuums draw far more than 500W. My ITDuster is rated at 500W as well. Hurts my ears when I use it, but it's really effective!
 

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Thats crazy! It must sound like a turbo. Thats a cool wattmeter, too.
That is the only downside, for the rest pretty happy with it, the watt meter got it a few years, paid for it 25€
 
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In a way, you should thank that GPU for saving you from using that vertical mount. Those are terrible for thermals, pushing the heatsink up against the glass side panel, and thus hurt performance as you start dropping to lower boost bins, all for ... letting you look at some spinning fans instead of your game? I understand appreciating hardware in and of itself, but doing so to the degree that you're needlessly harming performance is just a bad idea. It's no wonder that your CPU temps increased though, given that it's a 250W+ GPU. According to your specs here you had a 1030 before that? So you're effectively dumping 200W more heat into your case - that will make anything warmer, and no GPU cooler (other than one that exhausts its heat directly outside of the case) would change that.

This card seems to spit almost all of its air out the sides of it, right now in its normal orientation.
So I think this car is actually ok for vertical mounting. But your right I don't like it being squished up against the glass either lol
My issues are on the side where the board is at is getting hot air pushed all over the board.
My cpu is on 360mm AIO so it really shouldn't bring any heat on to the cpu. All that hot air being pushed up against the board is going to heat up the cpu, just cause the board itself got hotter. Even though it's under a water block.
1 reason why I always look for blower cards most of the time.
A vertical mount is good against GPU sag. Also, I've had some weird experiences with start-stop fans making a click noise when mounted horizontally - my previous 5700 XT and current 2070 both suffer from this. If my case allowed it, I'd definitely mount my GPU vertically only because of this.

This card has a triple slot plate and I'm not seeing any sag from it.
I've got an old HD 3870 that does something like that but it also won't let me put 100% fan speed without it buzzing and coming to a stop.
 

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SO uhhh PPCS is sending out the correct 280mm XT45, but said I can just keep the 180mm XT45, which I was not expecting..........how does one utilize a 180mm radiator???? As an oversized rad with a 140mm fan? It's a shame I haven't used my TJ08 for a year and a half, else this would be the perfect rad for it

If nothing else, I guess I've got some free screws and very nice stop plugs for my rad...lol.

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SO uhhh PPCS is sending out the correct 280mm XT45, but said I can just keep the 180mm XT45, which I was not expecting..........how does one utilize a 180mm radiator???? As an oversized rad with a 140mm fan? It's a shame I haven't used my TJ08 for a year and a half, else this would be the perfect rad for it

If nothing else, I guess I've got some free screws and very nice stop plugs for my rad...lol.

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Maybe you could build a water-cooled version of this so the radiator doesn't go to waste.

 
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Got a new monitor as a birthday gift: AOC C24G1 - 24" 1080p 144Hz.


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That's a 16A plug! Why a monitor that only consumes 21W needs that is beyond me. I guess these are manufactured in the same facility that manufactures full-size kitchen ovens.

And yes, shipping happened to that CD. They should have added a separate compartment for that and/or secured it with tape, but they just put it in the box alongwith the manual.



By the way, this is my first 144Hz monitor. That means it's time to try out ALL my games in 144Hz, right from Half Life 2 to GTA V. Poor GTA V only goes above 100 for a few seconds before coming back down - CPU bottleneck. I've found 72 to be a better deal than anything higher, for consistency's sake. I hear RDR2 is even worse of a CPU bottleneck than GTA V is.

Also, I must say that Freesync works. I encounter almost no tearing even at 100+ FPS.
 
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Got a new monitor as a birthday gift: AOC C24G1 - 24" 1080p 144Hz.


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That's a 16A plug! Why a monitor that only consumes 21W needs that is beyond me. I guess these are manufactured in the same facility that manufactures full-size kitchen ovens.

And yes, shipping happened to that CD. They should have added a separate compartment for that and/or secured it with tape, but they just put it in the box alongwith the manual.
Ah snap I just bought the AOC 24G2 and am just awaiting its arrival
 
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Ah snap I just bought the AOC 24G2 and am just awaiting its arrival
That one is not available in this market. USA-specific I believe. Also that is a flat IPS whereas mine is a 1500R curved VA.

The 24G2 seems to be slightly better.

BTW - to owners of other AOC monitors - does yours seem a bit too bright to you, even at zero brightness? Mine does, and it's only 250 nits, technically...
 
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SO uhhh PPCS is sending out the correct 280mm XT45, but said I can just keep the 180mm XT45, which I was not expecting..........how does one utilize a 180mm radiator???? As an oversized rad with a 140mm fan? It's a shame I haven't used my TJ08 for a year and a half, else this would be the perfect rad for it

If nothing else, I guess I've got some free screws and very nice stop plugs for my rad...lol.

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180mm is pretty close to the footprint of an ITX board. Add a Silverstone Air Penetrator 180mm, an ITX length GPU sandwiched in somewhere and a compact PSU and you have an excellent basis for a compact high performance build. You just need to build a case to hold it all :D
This card seems to spit almost all of its air out the sides of it, right now in its normal orientation.
So I think this car is actually ok for vertical mounting. But your right I don't like it being squished up against the glass either lol
My issues are on the side where the board is at is getting hot air pushed all over the board.
My cpu is on 360mm AIO so it really shouldn't bring any heat on to the cpu. All that hot air being pushed up against the board is going to heat up the cpu, just cause the board itself got hotter. Even though it's under a water block.
1 reason why I always look for blower cards most of the time.
Yeah, axial fan coolers dump their heat into the case, that's just how it is. With somewhat decent airflow it shouldn't be a problem, and blower coolers just can't keep up in neither noise nor cooling capability. Is your AIO mounted as an intake or exhaust? If it's an exhaust its perfectly reasonable for thermals to increase, but if it's an intake that's a bit weird. The motherboard getting warmed up by air blown at it shouldn't make a noticeable difference - a few degrees at most.
 

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BTW - to owners of other AOC monitors - does yours seem a bit too bright to you, even at zero brightness? Mine does, and it's only 250 nits, technically...
Yes, I had to turn the brightness down and I use Windows night light, obviously at night.
It was hurting my eyes and causing headaches.

SO uhhh PPCS is sending out the correct 280mm XT45, but said I can just keep the 180mm XT45, which I was not expecting..........how does one utilize a 180mm radiator???? As an oversized rad with a 140mm fan?
Plumb it in series with the other radiator and leave it as passive without a fan. :fear:
 

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SO uhhh PPCS is sending out the correct 280mm XT45, but said I can just keep the 180mm XT45, which I was not expecting..........how does one utilize a 180mm radiator???? As an oversized rad with a 140mm fan? It's a shame I haven't used my TJ08 for a year and a half, else this would be the perfect rad for it

If nothing else, I guess I've got some free screws and very nice stop plugs for my rad...lol.

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Run it outside with some quick disconnects for external chilling in winter :p

Got a new monitor as a birthday gift: AOC C24G1 - 24" 1080p 144Hz.


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That's a 16A plug! Why a monitor that only consumes 21W needs that is beyond me. I guess these are manufactured in the same facility that manufactures full-size kitchen ovens.

And yes, shipping happened to that CD. They should have added a separate compartment for that and/or secured it with tape, but they just put it in the box alongwith the manual.



By the way, this is my first 144Hz monitor. That means it's time to try out ALL my games in 144Hz, right from Half Life 2 to GTA V. Poor GTA V only goes above 100 for a few seconds before coming back down - CPU bottleneck. I've found 72 to be a better deal than anything higher, for consistency's sake. I hear RDR2 is even worse of a CPU bottleneck than GTA V is.

Also, I must say that Freesync works. I encounter almost no tearing even at 100+ FPS.
You'll find that tearing basically doesnt exist now, with or without any type of sync

I hadn't seen any tearing in MONTHS until i tried out my 4k60 TV the other day and was blown away how bad it was (fixed via OSD tweaks) but yeah, set the refresh high and use an FPS cap if needed, and you'll never see a tear again
 
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Hm, that's weird indeed. Sounds like some bad bearings?
I don't know. It's just a momentary click sound when the fans start spinning. Both cards were/are fine otherwise.

And yeah, it's good against sag, but then sag doesn't actually do anything bad unless it's rather extreme or you're not careful when moving the case. If I were still doing tower builds I would much rather get a GPU support than sacrifice performance and increase noise with a vertical mount. Of course some cases have their vertical mount spaced out enough for it not to be detrimental, but if it can't fit a 3-slot card that definitely isn't the case.
That's a good point, although I'd say, if you're sacrificing cooling and/or performance then your case and GPU aren't a good match, regardless of GPU orientation.
 
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That one is not available in this market. USA-specific I believe. Also that is a flat IPS whereas mine is a 1500R curved VA.

The 24G2 seems to be slightly better.

BTW - to owners of other AOC monitors - does yours seem a bit too bright to you, even at zero brightness? Mine does, and it's only 250 nits, technically...
I'll let you know when mine gets here but VA are usually quite bright and I'd take that 250Nits with a large grain of salt usually they're much higher like 350 to 420 nits also it should be available in the US the review I watched on Hardware Unboxed yt channel was quoting US prices of like $180 USD

Amazon: AOC 24G2

If nothing else, I guess I've got some free screws and very nice stop plugs for my rad...lol.

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I've got an RV02 that would make a fine home for that rad if you stuck for ideas
 
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Hardware Unboxed yt channel was quoting US prices of like $180 USD
For the 24G2? I got my C24G1 for $203 incl tax.

VA are usually quite bright and I'd take that 250Nits with a large grain of salt usually they're much higher like 350 to 420 nits
How do I find out? Mine does seem to be more than 250, considering my old Dell IPS was also rated for 250 max.

By the way, I was able to take the edge off by reducing the color values by 10% each.

Don't know if it's a placebo or even spot-on color reproduction(a bit washed-out), but at least it's a bit milder now.

Red: 49 -> 44
Green: 37 -> 33
Blue: 36 -> 32
 
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